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Keep Your Grandchildren Warm and Dry with Muddy Puddles

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Keep Your Grandchildren Warm and Dry with Muddy Puddles
Spending time with your Grandchildren in the great outdoors is a wonderful way to make memories with them, and with so many incredible family walkscountry parks, and playgrounds here in the UK, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to having fun outside, come rain or shine.   
We've partnered up with Muddy Puddles, children’s rainwear experts, whose mission is to inspire and enable thousands of children and families to enjoy the natural world around them and spend more time outdoors. We believe there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong kit. We’re delighted to bring you this guide to our must-haves for a fun-filled day in the great outdoors with your Grandchildren.
Two young girls wearing waterpoof jackets and wellies in the forest

1) Waterproof Jacket

To keep children warm, choose a jacket appropriate for the weather. It is worth investing in a good children’s waterproof jacket as getting wet and cold can ruin the fun with any outdoor activity.
For milder Autumn days, an EcoSplash Fleece Lined Jacket is the perfect option – available in a range of colourful prints it is super waterproof and breathable, so it will keep little ones warm, dry and comfortable. Our Puddleflex Insulated Jacket is another brilliant option for Autumn as it is made from soft PU so is ideal for playing in very heavy rain, and is slightly longer in length for extra warmth.
On colder Winter days, our Parka Jacket is super waterproof and has a cosy sherpa fleece lining and faux fur trim. Our Waterproof Puffer Jacket is another brilliant coat for keeping warm and dry, made from super waterproof PU fabric, with non-bulky featherless insulation. For really cold Snowy days, our Ski Jacket provides the ultimate warmth with cosy insulation and polar fleece lining, and super waterproof coating.
Two young children wearing waterproof puddlesuits in the forest

2) Waterproof Puddlesuit

The ultimate way to waterproof little ones on very wet days is by dressing them in a puddlesuit, offering head to toe protection from the elements, meaning they can jump in muddy puddles to their hearts content, while keeping their clothes underneath warm and dry.
On milder days we’d recommend an EcoSplash Fleece lined puddlesuit, with super waterproof coating and fleece lining for all day comfort, or a Puddleflex All-in-One, made from PU fabric with a polar fleece lining, designed for use in very heavy rain.
On chilly Winter days, our EcoWarm Waterproof Puddlesuit is ideal -  it’s a warmer, more insulated version of our bestselling EcoSplash Puddlesuit, and will keep little ones comfortable even when it’s icy cold outside.
Our 3 in 1 Scampsuit is super versatile and offers the best of both worlds. It is perfect for milder Autumn days and cold Winter days as the cosy fleece lining and waterproof shell can be worn together for extra warmth or the shell can be worn alone for lightweight waterproof wear. It’s also recently been named as the Indybest Best Buy puddlesuit for children.
Image of some children standing on a wooden log wearing colourful puddlestomper wellies

3) Wellies

Getting chilly feet can bring on a cold so it’s important to keep little feet warm and dry. A good pair of robust wellies is absolutely essential in the Autumn and Winter seasons.
Our extra tall Puddlestomper Wellies are the ultimate footwear for exploring the outdoors and jumping in muddy puddles, made from super strong rubber with a grippy sole and soft padded insoles. For extra warmth on cold Winter days, our Puddleflex Fleece Lined Wellies fit the bill perfectly, with their cosy fleece lining and faux fur trim. For even toastier toes, our merino Welly Socks are brilliant at keeping little feet comfortable while wicking away any moisture – perfect for really chilly days when they need a bit of extra protection from the cold.
Image of four children sat on the grass wearing toasty thermal base layer top and bottoms

4) Base Layers

Toasty thermals are the perfect layer to start any outfit with. You can think of them as a foundation to keep children warm - start with these and build up your child’s outfit with layers.
Our Thermal Baselayer Top and Thermal Baselayer Bottoms are incredibly soft and breathable, with seams that don’t scratch or irritate the skin. Plus, they wick moisture away from the skin so they’re warm but never sticky. We’ve added thumb holes on their cuffs to keep the sleeves pulled down, so your Grandchildren can enjoy their outdoor adventures while staying warm and cosy.
Prize Competition - WIN a super snuggly and waterproof 3-in-1 Scampsuit and pair of Puddlestomper Wellies from Muddy Puddles! ENTER HERE NOW! - Competition closes 25th October 2023
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